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    Trump Loosens Sanctions on Russian Spy Agency Linked to Election Hack
    Feb03

    Trump Loosens Sanctions on Russian Spy Agency Linked to Election Hack

    The Treasury Department on Thursday announced the loosening of sanctions on Russia’s spy service that were imposed by former President Obama for Moscow’s intelligence operations targeting the 2016 presidential election. A notice posted on the website of the Office of Foreign Assets Control, the department’s sanctions enforcement...

    The Latest: Ukraine urges Russia to stop arming militants
    Feb03

    The Latest: Ukraine urges Russia to stop arming militants

    The latest on a resurgence of fighting in Ukraine (all times local): 1:10 a.m. Ukraine’s U.N. ambassador is accusing the Russian army and Russian-backed separatists of starting the latest escalation … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    US Condemns Russian Aggression in Eastern Ukraine
    Feb03

    US Condemns Russian Aggression in Eastern Ukraine

    The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations took a firm stance Thursday against Russian military action in eastern Ukraine, condemning Moscow’s “aggressive actions” and saying U.S. Crimea-related sanctions would remain in place. “I must condemn the aggressive actions of Russia,” Nikki Haley told the U.N. Security...

    Haley Blasts Russia at the UN
    Feb03

    Haley Blasts Russia at the UN

    When a new surge of fighting broke out in Ukraine’s restive east early this week, all eyes turned to Washington to gauge the response of an administration that has seemed eager to mend ties with Putin. The answer, however, came not from Washington but New York, where U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley sent a clear message...

    Haley: Russian sanctions will continue under Trump
    Feb03

    Haley: Russian sanctions will continue under Trump

    U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Thursday the Trump administration will continue its sanctions on Russia over their occupation of Crimea. “Crimea is a part of Ukraine,” Haley said. “Our Crimea-related sanctions will remain in place until Russia returns control over the peninsula to Ukraine.” Haley, speaking in her first...

    U.S. Ambassador To UN Condemns Russia’s Actions In Ukraine
    Feb03

    U.S. Ambassador To UN Condemns Russia’s Actions In Ukraine

    The new U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, has expressed “strong condemnation of Russia’s actions” in Ukraine, where an upsurge of fighting between government troops and Russia-backed separatists was in its fifth day. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley Blames Russia For New Ukraine Violence
    Feb03

    U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley Blames Russia For New Ukraine Violence

    UNITED NATIONS, Feb 2 (Reuters) – U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, blamed Russia on Thursday for the recent surge of violence in eastern Ukraine and warned Ukraine-related sanctions against Russia will not be lifted until Moscow returns Crimea to Kiev.“I consider it unfortunate on the occasion of my first appearance here...

    Russia is putting Trump in a tight spot on Ukraine
    Feb03

    Russia is putting Trump in a tight spot on Ukraine

    Violence in eastern Ukraine is spinning out of control again. Some analysts think Vladimir Putin may be exploiting Donald Trump’s apparent disinterest in the Ukraine conflict. …read more Source: Public Radio...

    6 killed in Ukraine; Putin says Ukraine seeking US support
    Feb03

    6 killed in Ukraine; Putin says Ukraine seeking US support

    AVDIIVKA, Ukraine (AP) — Salvos of artillery shook eastern Ukraine on Thursday, the fifth day of escalated fighting between government troops and… …read more Source:...

    The Latest: Haley condemns Russia’s actions in east Ukraine
    Feb02

    The Latest: Haley condemns Russia’s actions in east Ukraine

    AVDIIVKA, Ukraine (AP) — The Latest on a resurge of fighting in Ukraine (all times local): 11:40 p.m. U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley is condemning Russia’s “aggressive actions” in eastern Ukraine and warning Moscow that U.S. sanctions imposed after its annexation of Crimea will remain until the peninsula is returned to Ukraine. The new...